Astronomy on Tap – MTL (in French) – February 27th at 7:00PM

Astronomy on Tap – MTL  in French will take place at Pub l’Île Noire, on February 27th, 7:00PM. Don’t miss it! Your speakers: Lisa Dang, PhD student, McGill (advisor: Nicolas Cowan) Simon Blouin, PhD student, Université de…

iREx astronomers proud to participate to the CASCA-Westar program

iREx astronomers Jason Rowe, Étienne Artigau and Marie-Eve Naud are proud to be Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) Westar speakers. This program allows Canadian communities who are far from major astronomy research poles to host a CASCA Westar Lecture – a visit by professional astronomer…

Jason Rowe newly appointed Canada Research Chair in Exoplanet Astrophysics

Jason Rowe, a professor at Bishop’s University and researcher of iREx, was newly appointed as Canada Research Chair in Exoplanet Astrophysics. This honour comes with an award of $100,000 annually for a period of five years,…

My master thesis in 400 words: David Berardo

David Berardo, an iREx student at McGill University, finished his master degree in August 2017. Here he summarizes the research projects he carried out during his MSc. Gas giant planets such as Jupiter are some of…

A ‘hot Jupiter’ with unusual winds

Puzzling finding raises new questions about atmospheric physics of giant planets The hottest point on a gaseous planet near a distant star isn’t where astrophysicists expected it to be – a discovery that challenges scientists’ understanding…

Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod

Montreal, QC — An international research team led by Institute for research on exoplanets astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a regular orbital spacing. This…